Post-Professional Masters Athletic Training Education Program

Thank you for your interest in the Masters degree program in Athletic Training at UNI. However, at this time, we will not be accepting new graduate students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Currently, we will not have any assistantships with Athletic Training available next year. We will resume acceptance of new graduate assistants and students in the Fall of 2016.

If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Peter Neibert ( 


Windee M. Weiss, Ph.D.

Chair, Athletic Training Division


Mission Statement

The Athletic Training Education Program at the University of Northern Iowa offers a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training.  The mission of the program is to fuse the didactic, clinicial and scholarly components of graduate education to assure that students who graduate from UNI can make significant contributions to the profession of athletic training.


Application Process Summary

  • Step 1:  Submit Application for UNI Graduate Admission.
    • (All prospective graduate students must first be admitted to the University for graduate studies.)
  • Step 2:  Submit Application materials for Athletic Training Education Program.
    • (All prospective graduate students must also apply to  our Master's program.  This application includes your graduate assistantship and/or graduate tuition scholarship application.)

General Graduate Applicant Requirements

Those interested in seeking admittance into the Athletic Training Masters of Science Degree Program at the University of Northern Iowa must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must be NATABOC certifed or eligible.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (3.0 for GA).
  3. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  4. An official transcript from the college or university granting the bacalaureate degree (if other than UNI).
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admittance.
  6. Applicants are strongly recommended to be Hepatitis B vaccinated.
  7. Applicants must complete applications to UNI for graduate studies and the the Athletic Training Program.

UNI Graduate Application Procedures

Applicant Requirements:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. An official transcript from the college/university granting the baccalaureate degree (if other than the University of Northern Iowa).
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admittance.

Application Process:
The graduate admission process begins when a completed application for admission is received by the University of Northern Iowa.  State specifically the type of admission for which you wish to be considered.

  1. Degree status should be selected by students who are seeking admission to a department to pursue a program of studies which can culminate in a degree.
  2. Non-Degree status has been established to meet the needs of students who wish to take courses which do not comprise a degree program plan and to demonstrate competence in graduate studies in support of consideration for admission to a degree program at a later time.  NOTE: Academic departments are not obliged to count toward their degree programs any credit for course work undertaken in a non-degree status.  If a department decides to accept such credit no more than 12 semester hours may be counted towards a degree program.

Application Fee:
An application fee of $50.00 must be sent to the Office of the Registrar unless you received your undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Graduate Application Procedures (Athletic Training)

  1. Letter of intent stating your desire to enter our graduate level program, career goals, and the attributes you possess that will make you successful in life and in our program.
  2. Curriculum Vita/resume
  3. One official transcript from each college and/or university attended.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Athletic Training Graduate Program Application.


To ensure consideration of an application for admission to a degree program the application and all supporting documents must be on file at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the term of entrance. 


Graduate Assistantships

The University of Northern Iowa has a variety of athletic training graduate assistantships for graduate students who are certified athletic trainers (subject to availability).  To be eligible for an assistantship salary or graduate tuition scholarship, a student must be admitted to a graduate degree program, should have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in his/her undergraduate studies and/or a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in at least eight hours of graduate credit.  These experiences are designed to provide athletic training graduate students the opportunity to develop decision making and clinical skills under the tutelage of staff and faculty.  Assistantships are available in various settings including NCAA Division I collegiate, high school, clinic, youth soccer, and junior hockey.  For more information regarding graduate assistantships, please visit the UNI Graduate College website. 


Printable Forms

Further questions regarding UNI's Graduate School, visit the Graduate School website

Send application materials to:

Machelle Stickler
Athletic Training Division
University of Northern Iowa
003 Human Performance Center
2351 Hudson Road
Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0244
(319) 273-7479
Fax: (319) 273-7023


Further questions regarding UNI's Graduate Athletic Training Education Program should be directed to Peter Neibert, Ph.D, ATC; (319) 273-6447.